Weave Scope is a zero-config, drop-in solution for visualizing, monitoring and controlling your Docker and Kubernetes cloud-native applications. Today, we’re releasing Weave Scope 1.0, which introduces a new Scope view to visualize and troubleshoot Weave Net container networks. We’ve also added the ability to view traffic from additional Cloud Services, as well as several user interface, and usability enhancements.
Check the changelog for details, and keep reading for an overview of the highlights.
Weave Net View
Weave Net is Weaveworks’ most popular open source container networking solution.
In Scope 1.0 you can now see an overview of your Weave Net deployment. This allows you to troubleshoot a container network setup with Weave Net right from your browser, without requiring terminal commands.
Scope 1.0 comes with many visual improvements. The main highlights are dedicated Cloud Service nodes and improved terminals but this release includes many other User Interface refinements and tweaks that improve the user experience considerably.
Cloud Service Nodes
The Internet node is now broken down in individual nodes for known cloud services. This makes it easy to ascertain what external services are being accessed by your containers and pods.
In the following Kubernetes view we can see which services are accessing AWS S3, Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS), Amazon DynamoDB and Google Cloud.
Some users consider terminals one of the greatest features of Scope. They let you dive into the low level of your containers and pods or view their logs in real time.
Scope 1.0 comes with improved user experience for terminals. The terminal widget has been improved, including responsive resizing, scroll locking and a more intuitive UI.
As always, your feedback is not only welcomed, but critical to delivering a product that developers love to use! Please let us know what you like, what’s not working, and any improvements or other features you want to see in future releases. Reach out to us on Slack, IRC, Github, or Google Groups.